Monday, February 1, 2016

Night of Worship - Isaacs Concert Recap

The Isaacs were in Russellville, Arkansas a few weeks ago. It hadn't been that long since I had seen them. They were at the Gaither Christmas Homecoming in mid-December, but it wasn't a full concert by themselves. It was also shortly after Sonya and Jimmy had their new baby. So it was good to see all of the family back together for a full concert!

I arrived at the church about 20 minutes before the concert, and already they had a packed house. Thankfully, there were still a few seats left in the balcony where I quickly made my way. 

The Isaacs
The Isaacs started the night with "Walk On." This is a great concert opener that really gets the crowd going. They then sang "That Is Why I Sing" and then "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," which is always a fun song. 

Sonya talked about the love of God and how hard it is to comprehend. She talked a little bit about the new love in her life, baby Gatlyn Solomon. She said he came a little early just so she wouldn't still be on maternity leave for this concert. The love she has for her children help her understand the love that God has for us just a little better. They then sang "If That Isn't Love." I think their version of this song might be my favorite. Love hearing them sing that song! Sonya then led the congregation in "Oh How I Love Jesus."

Becky then gave her testimony with Crohn's Disease. The doctors told her that there was no cure for what she was going through. She decided to sign up for an experimental program in Nashville, but as of this month she's five years medication free. She was featured on "Waiting in the Water," which has become her testimony song. This is one of my favorites that she has written. It was definitely a highlight of the evening! They picked up the tempo next with "Get on Board." After the introductions, they sang "Why Can't We." I love the message of this song!

Lily then read an excerpt from her book about her mother being saved from the gas chamber line in the concentration camp. She said that her friend may not have known what her actions did that day when she insisted that Lily's mother stay in line with her, but God knew. Becky then sang "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow." And then the family sang "The Lord's Prayer" a cappella. There is nothing better than hearing the Isaacs sing a cappella! They are absolutely incredible!

To start the second half, the Isaacs sang "Four Men Walking Around" and "The Three Bells." Sonya had someone request "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" during intermission, so they sang that one next. Love hearing them sing this song!

They pulled out another Dottie Rambo classic next with "Mama's Teaching Angels How to Sing." Then, they sang "Stand Still." This was definitely the highlight of the night. You could feel the Spirit moving on this song. Becky moved to the other side of the stage because she felt like she needed to sing to someone specifically on that side of the congregation. I love the message of this song. It was just an incredible moment. 

Sonya shared her testimony of the miscarriage she suffered in 2014. She lost her baby girl after carrying it for six months. She said that in that moment she had the decision to really be mad at God, because He can do anything and He could have healed her baby. She instead decided to trust God, knowing how much He loved her. She said when she found out they were expecting, she was so scared. She had a few complications but thankfully she delivered a healthy baby boy on December 8. Through all of this, they began writing songs and drawing closer to God. She said all of these new songs on their project really take you from pain to praise. She said after the loss, she loves the Lord more. She said because He's brought me through more, she has more to be thankful for. They sang one of their newer songs next "I'll Love You More." Beautiful song! 

They ended the night with "It Is Well." Beautiful way to end the service. It's always great to see this family! Be sure to check their schedule and see when they will be near you!

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